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ISBN13: 9780064401746
ISBN10: 006440174x
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London is poised on the brink of World War 11. Timid, scrawny Willie Beech — the abused child of a single mother — is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything, of the country sounds and sights, even of Mr. Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him in. But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place. Then a telegram comes. Willie must return to his mother in London. When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mr. Tom sets out for London to look for the young boy he has come to love as a son.

Synopsis:

"A small, timid refugee from wartime London--and from a sadistic mother--and a lonely villager who has reluctantly accepted the child form a bond of love and trust that is deeply touching. . . . a vivid cast for an English story with universal and timeless appeal."--IRA Children's Book Award Committee. ALA Notable Children's Book; 1982 ALA Best Books for Young Adults; 1983 "Horn Book" Fanfare Honor List; 1982 IRA Children's Book Award; "Booklist" 1982 Young Adult Editors' Choices.

About the Author

Michelle Magorian was born in Portsmouth, England, and grew up in such diverse places as Perth, Australia, and Singapore. She now makes her home in London.

An actress, dancer, and writer by profession, Ms. Magorian has worked with numerous touring and repertory companies, and spent two years training as a mime at Marcel Marceau's world-renowned L'Ecole Intenationale de Mime in Paris, France. An absorbing interest in the history and nature of children's books led her to try her hand at writing for younger readers. Good Night, Mr. Tom — Which is her first book — grew out of a short story she had written about the meeting of the two main characters. As Ms. Magorian explains, "I had to know what happened — so I wrote the book."

Her other writing credits include a television play and poetry.

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felicia allen, June 23, 2014 (view all comments by felicia allen)
This book is one of a few that I have been able to read more than once. It is set in World War II when children from London had to evacuate the city. This is the touching story of William. He taken from his abusive mother and placed with a hermit of a man. William learns to trust, and Mr. Tom learns to love. There is also a great set of supporting characters. This book makes me laugh, cry, and cheer.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064401746
Author:
Magorian, Michelle
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
by Michelle Magorian
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
England
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Social Situations - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
England Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Physical and Emotional Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
100-1031
Publication Date:
19861113
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.69x5.18x.74 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , "A small, timid refugee from wartime London--and from a sadistic mother--and a lonely villager who has reluctantly accepted the child form a bond of love and trust that is deeply touching. . . . a vivid cast for an English story with universal and timeless appeal."--IRA Children's Book Award Committee. ALA Notable Children's Book; 1982 ALA Best Books for Young Adults; 1983 "Horn Book" Fanfare Honor List; 1982 IRA Children's Book Award; "Booklist" 1982 Young Adult Editors' Choices.
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